It’s episode 62 and I’m sharing my very first encore episode – an interview from the podcast archives, from 3 years ago!

I’m bringing my interview with Sebene Selassie up to the front again because I loved our conversation, and so did my listeners back then – our conversation is one of the most listened episodes on this podcast to date.

And, because what we talk about is so very timeless, and yet the ancient take Sebene chose is also so timely, I’m really excited to reintroduce you to Sebene Selassie, a Brooklyn-based teacher & writer who explores the themes of belonging and identity through meditation and spirituality.

Sebene helps modern, multicultural spiritual seekers create transformation in their lives by teaching them how to make space for self–care, new practices, and liberating change.

She’s been studying Buddhism for over 28 years and for two decades she worked nationally and internationally for social change & social justice organizations.

Her work took her everywhere from the Tenderloin in San Francisco to refugee camps in Guinea, West Africa.

She mentors and coaches people from around the world (through the magic of the Interwebs), teaches classes and retreats regularly across the U.S., and is a meditation teacher on the Ten Percent Happier app. Her first book, Born to Belong, will be published by HarperOne in 2020.

Sebene is 3–time breast cancer survivor.

Enjoy our ramble through the Buddhist tale of Kisagotami as well as Sebene’s relationship with her body and creativity.

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